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Article: Oral health care needs among the middle-aged and the elderly in Hong Kong.

TitleOral health care needs among the middle-aged and the elderly in Hong Kong.
Authors
Issue Date1994
PublisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COM
Citation
Community Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 1994, v. 22 n. 5 Pt 2, p. 403-407 How to Cite?
AbstractA sample of 372 35-44-yr-olds and 537 noninstitutionalized 65-74-yr-olds were clinically examined in an oral health survey of Hong Kong Chinese conducted in 1991. The examination procedures and diagnostic criteria for assessing restorative and extraction treatment need followed those recommended by the World Health Organization. The Community Periodontal Index-based periodontal treatment needs involving index teeth or their replacements were computed from separate clinic scores for maximum probing depth, presence of calculus, and bleeding after probing. A set of criteria for assessing prosthodontic treatment need was specially laid down for this survey. Examiners were calibrated before the survey, and the interexaminer reliability was found to be generally good. Besides reporting the various individual normative treatment need items in the traditional way, the present analysis used some holistic treatment-need categories which may have manpower-requirement implications for the classification of subjects. All dentate subjects surveyed required some treatment. Only 6% of the elderly, all edentulous, required denture work only. Of the 35-44-yr-olds, 42% needed scaling and oral hygiene instruction only, which could be provided by dental hygienists. The treatment needs of the vast majority of the middle-aged and the elderly (mainly scaling; simple fillings; and extractions, dentures, or both) could be easily handled by general dentists. Only about one-fifth of the subjects in both age groups required some complex care such as endodontics, crowns, and advanced periodontal treatment, which could be delivered by senior dentists or dentists with specialist training.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153899
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dc.contributor.authorLo, ECen_US
dc.contributor.authorCorbet, EFen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolmgren, CJen_US
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dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.identifier.citationCommunity Dentistry And Oral Epidemiology, 1994, v. 22 n. 5 Pt 2, p. 403-407en_US
dc.identifier.issn0301-5661en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/153899-
dc.description.abstractA sample of 372 35-44-yr-olds and 537 noninstitutionalized 65-74-yr-olds were clinically examined in an oral health survey of Hong Kong Chinese conducted in 1991. The examination procedures and diagnostic criteria for assessing restorative and extraction treatment need followed those recommended by the World Health Organization. The Community Periodontal Index-based periodontal treatment needs involving index teeth or their replacements were computed from separate clinic scores for maximum probing depth, presence of calculus, and bleeding after probing. A set of criteria for assessing prosthodontic treatment need was specially laid down for this survey. Examiners were calibrated before the survey, and the interexaminer reliability was found to be generally good. Besides reporting the various individual normative treatment need items in the traditional way, the present analysis used some holistic treatment-need categories which may have manpower-requirement implications for the classification of subjects. All dentate subjects surveyed required some treatment. Only 6% of the elderly, all edentulous, required denture work only. Of the 35-44-yr-olds, 42% needed scaling and oral hygiene instruction only, which could be provided by dental hygienists. The treatment needs of the vast majority of the middle-aged and the elderly (mainly scaling; simple fillings; and extractions, dentures, or both) could be easily handled by general dentists. Only about one-fifth of the subjects in both age groups required some complex care such as endodontics, crowns, and advanced periodontal treatment, which could be delivered by senior dentists or dentists with specialist training.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Munksgaard. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/COMen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCommunity dentistry and oral epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshChina - Ethnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Care For Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshDental Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Health Surveysen_US
dc.subject.meshDental Scalingen_US
dc.subject.meshDenturesen_US
dc.subject.meshEndodonticsen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Needs And Demanden_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.titleOral health care needs among the middle-aged and the elderly in Hong Kong.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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